Indigo blue night
The sky blackened with crowsAs the night dissolved bit by bit
In an indigo blue light.My breath lay vaulted in the spring
Air as the street lights lit up blocksInch by inch, corner by corner.
One great dive
You unbuttoned my bonesWith your tender hands
And I handed you my heartIn one great dive
Into the sea’s waves.The tides blew spindrift
Across the ocean’s mayhemAnd the winds coughed
In one fantastic breath.I lay before you warm and
Wanting as your hands touchMy translucent skin
In a quivering ball of desire.
Dawnell Harrison has been published in over 100 magazines and journals including The Endicott Review, Fowl Feathered Review, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Vox Poetica, Queen's Quarterly, The Vein, Word Riot, Iconoclast, Puckerbrush Review, Nerve Cowboy, Mobius, Absinthe: A journal of poetry, and many others. She has had 3 books of poetry published through reputable publishers titled Voyager, The maverick posse, and The fire behind my eyes.